The Mercury joins the Tin Hau landscape as it continues its transformation into a distinct neighbourhood with its own sense of style and substance.
It’s not quite Causeway Bay, but neither is it North Point, and until recently Tin Hau hovered quietly under the radar between them, just another average residential district. But over the course of the past decade, Tin Hau has emerged as a vibrant, chic hub of dining, leisure and living that stretches from Fortress Hill to the edge of Victoria Park. Connected to the rest of Hong Kong at King’s Road by MTR, tram and an extensive bus network, Tin Hau residents are in close proximity to major business hubs as well. Taikoo Place and Times Square are minutes away, with Central and Tsim Sha Tsui just a bit beyond both, and new premium offices such as AIA Tower and @convoy sit on the doorstep.
Tin Hau’s cultural and dining scenes have helped it forge its unique identity. The area’s character can be found on its waterfront promenade, its buzzy side streets and the suitably named Electric Road, which have blossomed into foodie havens in recent years. At the heart is the food square loosely bounded by Wing Hing and Ching Fung Streets, and Tin Hau and Fortress Hill MTR stations, now overflowing with well over 100 international eateries (Chao Chao and Texas Burger), Hong Kong and Chinese stalwarts (Sister Wah and Shek Kee for classic Hong Kong-style casual dining), coffee shops (Pumpernickel and Artisan Café for bread and breakfasts), dessert options (Ching Ching and Auntie Sweet) and more. Anchored by Victoria Park and the 18th century Tin Hau Temple that gives the neighbourhood its name, Tin Hau also features Oil Street Artspace — housed in a 1908 Grade II historic building — one of Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets. A short walk away is dining hotspot Tai Hang, and hip eateries like Tipsy, Elementary and Locomotive, which is also home to the Lin Fa Temple, Fire Dragon Path and the annual Fire Dragon Dance, a local favourite.
As Tin Hau has grown and developed it has become a highly desirable residential destination. It is the location of National Properties’ Twenty-One Whitfield and Somerset serviced apartments, Cheung Kong’s forthcoming Harbour Glory and New World Development’s The Pavilia Hill among others.
The latest address to join the streetscape is Equinox’s The Mercury, 69 serviced apartments in a Goudie Associates-designed tower. Bringing New York-style, industrial Soho living to Hong Kong, The Mercury’s brick façade blends seamlessly into its surroundings, providing residents with outdoor rooftop dining space, open plan layouts, and state-of-the-art technology. Capping it off is a pair of signature monochrome artworks by New Zealand muralist Alana Tsui, in the lobby and on the roof, for an added touch of contemporary style and personality as only bespoke art can.